Even if we try to conform to ideals

Even if we try to conform to ideals and strive for perfection, we will always be pulled back to our core identity because it?s the path of least resistance for our souls ? an energy force that wants nothing more than for us to honor and accept who we are and discover what we?re meant to do in the world.
— Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

My name is Ashallyn’darkmyr Tallyn, third son of

My name is Ashallyn’darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court…Let it be known–from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on…” His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. “I am yours.
— Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen